Much has been written, said, tweeted, argued, debated, and changed about COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, and everything in between. Every day something new emerges in our growing understanding of the coronavirus responsible for the pandemic, and the next day it may change once more.
For your restaurant, employees, and customers to feel prepared to visit and enjoy your establishment, it is vital that you have a working understanding of the basics surrounding the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and the transmission, symptoms, and mitigation strategies involved. Knowledge is power, and having the ability to know, understand, and communicate vital information in a calm and confident way can help everyone involved feel safe and secure.
What are coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. They can cause diseases ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). Some coronaviruses transmit easily from person to person, while others do not. There is now evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission of COVID-19 coronavirus in some countries.